Tender Sour Cream Pancakes

Tender Sour Cream Pancakes

Sour cream pancakes are light, fluffy and tender. Try one of the three variations for lots of fun.

20 min. prep time
12 pancakes
949 Ratings


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 Land O Lakes® Egg, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt


Combine all ingredients in bowl; beat until well mixed.

Heat griddle to 350°F. or until drops of water sizzle.

Pour 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto greased griddle. Cook 2-3 minutes or until bubbles form. Turn; continue cooking 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned.

Serve warm with Butter with Canola Oil.


Blueberry Pancakes: Gently stir in 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries.

Pecan Pancakes: Gently stir in 1/3 cup chopped pecans.

Banana Nut Pancakes: Gently stir in 1/2 cup (1 medium) mashed banana and 1/3 cup chopped walnuts.

Nutrition Facts (2 pancakes)

Calories: 180

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 50mg

Sodium: 520mg

Carbohydrates: 25g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #9708©1997Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Wonderful! I didn't have sour cream one morning, but had buttermilk. I used one cup buttermilk instead of the milk and sour cream and they were just as wonderful.
The sour cream makes them really moist and even. It was so rich and delicious it felt more like a dessert than breakfast. They browned really well. I will not make pancakes any other way again!
Disappointing. They were dry and tasteless. Would add more butter and sugar. Could not taste the tangy sour cream either.
Delicious, so light they melt in your mouth
I have made these for years and they are the best pancakes ever! The only thing I would add is that
Making the batter the night before makes a difference, makes the batter tighten up and puff!
A good 4 stars... couldn't give it 5 b/c I found that milk was way too much. Made a very thin batter like crepes and not pancakes. But added about 1/3 cup of flour and it was perfect. Also, made these gluten free by using the multi-grain LoL flour blend. I also added extra vanilla and a bit of almond extract. Finally, I did use lite sour cream as that's what I had in the fridge.
I think these were perfect, classic, light as foam! Sometimes the simplest is the best.
This is my "go-to" recipe for pancakes. I have cooked these
for years for Sturgis Rally guests that stay with us each year.
They always get rave reviews. These pancakes are so tender
and delicate and I love the flavor! I use regular sour cream
but I would think they would still be great with lite sour
cream. We absolutely love this recipe!
Nothing special. Very moist though. Mu husband loved them. I could care less but since hubby liked them I'm sure I'll make them again.

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